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The Exhibition “Jelen” Shows the Final Exam of Graduating Art Students

The Medgyessy Ferenc High School and the Art Vocational High School presents the works of its graduating students for this year.

The Medgyessy Ferenc High School and the Art Vocational High School presents the works of its graduating students for this year. 

The traditional final exam exhibition will now be exhibited in six locations in the windows of the city’s downtown shops. The animations, graphics, paintings, and sculptures of the 13th and 14th-grade graduating students will be exhibited, reflecting the theme defined for them at the end of their last year.

Although the topic “JELEN” (present) carried quite different meanings in December 201 than now;  the events of the first months of 2020 cannot be ignored and the works were born in this way. 

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COVID-19-movie theater

Apollo Cinema Will Operate as an Outdoor Garden Cinema

The Apollo cinema’s garden program started on the 8th of June and it goes on until 1st July. Visitors can see a movie every night. All movies are screened in a dubbed Hungarian version.

The popular cinema is temporarily moving to the Great Forest Outdoor Stage.

The Apollo cinema’s garden program started on the 8th of June and it goes on until 1st July. Visitors can see a movie every night. All movies are screened in a dubbed Hungarian version but with English subtitles. 

Admission to the films is available at a uniform price of HUF 1,000 per person. Tickets are available on-site and in advance online: https://fonixinfo.jegy.hu or www.apollomozi.hu

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Reformed Great Church Debrecen

Holiday in Hungary – Visit Debrecen + Hadju Bihar

Stay in Hungary, travel outside of the country is unwise for the 2020 summer holiday season, this is the message of a recent Government campaign. The message for non-Hungarians, those living, working or studying in the capital is that there is much more to Hungary than just Budapest. There is plenty of things to see and do.

Stay in Hungary, travel outside of the country is unwise for the 2020 summer holiday season, this is the message of a recent Government campaign.  The message for non-Hungarians, those living, working, or studying in the capital is that there is much more to Hungary than just Budapest. There is plenty of things to see and do.  

Debrecen, Hungary’s second capital is one clear choice, the ideal choice for many during the 2020 holiday season.  Located at just 2 hrs 20 minutes from Budapest on the M3 motorway, or of similar duration by rail, the journey goes quickly.  Plan your stay for at least 5 days because there is just so much to do in this part of Hungary.

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1920s Debrecen

Debrecen in the 1920s: Life after the Treaty of Trianon

The latest virtual local history exhibition of the Péter Méliusz Juhász Library presents life in Debrecen in the 1920s, after the signing of the contract.

At the end of the first World War, the peace treaty (known as “Treaty of Trianon”) was signed between Hungary and the winning countries of the Entente Alliance. As a result of the Treaty of Trianon, Hungary with a total area of 325,411 km², was fractured and fell apart. Hungary lost slightly more than 67% (including Croatia 71%) of its area and more than half of its population.

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the signing of the “Treaty of Trianon” the year 2020 was declared as “The Year of National Unity” by the Parliament of Hungary. 

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Treaty of Trianon

Treaty of Trianon Ended the Austro Hungarian Empire Leaving a National Wound

One hundred years ago at the end of the first World War, the Treaty of Trianon was signed between Hungary and the winning countries of the Entente Alliance.

One hundred years ago at the end of the first World War, the Treaty of Trianon was signed between Hungary and the winning countries of the Entente Alliance. 

Among other things, the Treaty determined the new borders of Hungary, due to the disintegration of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy, and to ensure the permanent break up of the Empire, the treaty created many small multinational states where empire had stood.

The Treaty of Trianon was signed by the parties on 4 June 1920 at 4:32 PM in the 52-meter-long and 7-meter-wide corridor of the Grand Trianon Castle in Versailles, La Galérie des Cotelles.

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campus11

Campus Eleven: 11 evenings with more than 150 programs

More than 150 musical performances are expected on the 11 evenings between 19 August and 19 September.

More than 150 musical performances are expected on the 11 evenings between 19 August and 19 September. 

Due to the pandemic, traditional summer festivals are not possible this summer. To keep the festival spirit alive, Campus Eleven will be organized at the end of the summer.

Campus Eleven will provide a real festival atmosphere with the most popular Hungarian performers on 19 evenings between 19 August and 19 September 2020.

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3x3 Fiba Masters Debrecen

FIBA 3×3 World Tour returns in Debrecen in August

Good news! The Debrecen stop of the FIBA 3×3 World Tour will still be held on August 29-30, 2020 according to the updated calendar of FIBA.

The FIBA 3×3 World Tour is the pinnacle event of an ‘open’ network of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA)-endorsed 3×3 tournaments. 

FIBA 3×3 World Tour is a significant sports event in Debrecen’s sporting calendar and is held according to high international standards. Each year around two million people worldwide are watching the World Tour Masters series. 

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Nagyerdei Viztorony - architects: Zoltán Győrffy, Róbert Novák - photo: Zsolt Batár

The Great Forest Water Tower – Nagyerdei Víztorony

A relic of history, Debrecen’s water tower, known as Nagyerdei Víztorony was built in 1913 for the purpose of supplying water to Debrecen University but has become much more besides.

A relic of history, Debrecen’s water tower, known as Nagyerdei Víztorony was built in 1913 for the purpose of supplying water to Debrecen University and the surrounding villas.  The tower was designed by architect József Boros with a capacity of a thousand cubic meters of water. 

The selected design was a more modern design at the time, showing the details of the reinforced concrete structure.  It was built by an association between mechanical engineer Dezső Adorján and construction contractor Sándor Fried Aladár of Budapest.

Located between Pallagi út and Nagyerdei Körút, the tower took the name of its surroundings, Nagyerdei Víztorony which when translated is Great Forest Water tower.

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farmer expo 2020

Farmer Expo: Eastern Hungary’s Largest Agri Food Trade Fair 2020

The Farmer Expo in Debrecen is one of Hungary’s leading international agricultural and food trade fairs, fist organized in 1993 at the Agricultural Science Center of the University of Debrecen. It provides the widest and most effective opportunities for the agro-industry to establish contacts, deepen relations, and learn new trends.

The Farmer Expo in Debrecen is one of Hungary’s leading international agricultural and food trade fairs, fist organized in 1993 at the Agricultural Science Center of the University of Debrecen. It provides the widest and most effective opportunities for the agro-industry to establish contacts, deepen relations, and learn new trends. 

Although a business event it also considers the needs of families and is programmed accordingly, for instance, the show of the smallest and largest horse in the country.

In 2019 about 300 exhibitors and 30,000 visitors visited Eastern Hungary’s largest agricultural and food trade fair and the organizers expect similar numbers of visitors this year too.

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Debrecen historical events

Let Debrecen, Hungary be Your Home Escape Travel Destination in June

As we all exit COVID-19 lockdown, understandably we all want to escape the confines of our homes, the question is how to do this responsibly.  In addition, now that we are used to the quiet, and slower pace, it is perhaps wise not to take on too much. 

As we all exit COVID-19 lockdown, understandably we all want to escape the confines of our homes, the question is how to do this responsibly.  In addition, now that we are used to the quiet, and slower pace, it is perhaps wise not to take on too much, too soon. 

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Debrecen Flower Festival 2020

The Flower Carnival 2020 Will be like No Other

The Flower Carnival was officially certified last year, will be held this year too but it will be organized in a different format than in the previous fifty years.

The 20th August is the national and state holiday of Hungary and the anniversary of the consecration of Stephen I of Hungary. In Debrecen, however, it is also the day of the Flower Carnival. It is a real attraction, drawing in visitors from across the country and internationally ever since it was first organised in 1966.

According to historians, the following two events are the predecessor of today’s flower carnival:

In August 1900, the board of the Debrecen Civil Cycling Association held a meeting and decided to hold a national cycling competition later that same year in September to raise awareness of the association’s new track.  The highlight of the event and competition was a “large-scale flower corset, which they want to create with a lot of taste and splendor”. 

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Debrecen Zoo Childrens day

Children’s Day at Debrecen Zoo and Amusement Park

On the last weekend in May – a three-day-long holiday including Whit Monday – children will be in the spotlight at the Debrecen Zoo and Amusement Park, turning 60 this May, with awesome activities and many new attractions

On the last weekend in May – a three-day-long holiday including Whit Monday – children will be in the spotlight at the Debrecen Zoo and Amusement Park, turning 60 this May, with awesome activities and many new attractions – all in keeping with current public health regulations and the institution’s extra precautionary measures.

On Children’s Day proper, May 31, there will be hourly tours on the institution’s Donkey Carriage, now complemented with music, puppeteers, and stilt walkers from Vojtina Puppet Theatre, who will also perform a puppet show (in Hungarian) both in the morning and afternoon. In addition, local hobbyists will introduce visitors to the secrets of car modeling.

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